Ticket #643 (open enhancement)
VAAPI dynamic loading
|Reported by:||gajul||Owned by:|
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We have implemented VAAPI support in our video player and things are great so far. However, ffmpeg creates a hard dependency on libva when we compile it with --enable-vaapi. This means the library won't load if libva is not available. This was a big problem to us. We can't really force its installation on already deployed systems especially when they don't even support hardware acceleration. Instead, I created a patch to support VAAPI dynamic loading. This patch does not come without compromises. For example, the vaapi_context now requires additional function pointers. Still, if you think this could be useful, here is the patch.